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Message from PACO President

With guidance from our Governor, state public health officials and the CDC, many live PACO events will be offered online, postponed or cancelled. These decisions have been made due to increasing concerns about COVID19 and out of an abundance of caution for the health and safety of PACO members, sustaining members, sponsors and guests at PACO events.

OSBA Paralegal Certification Exam - Refresher Course

The Paralegal Programs at Capital University Law School - Refresher Course scheduled for Saturday, April 18, 2020 is postponed. If you have any questions, please contact Lisa M. Diem at ldiem@law.capital.edu or (614) 236-6444.

OSBA - Paralegal Certification Exam - Deadline to Register and Exam Date - HAVE BEEN EXTENDED!

If your goal for the new year is focused on your career, consider becoming an Ohio State Bar Association Certified Paralegal. OSBA Paralegal Certification provides a valuable credential for paralegals in Ohio through the use of objective standards, which measure training, knowledge, experience, and skills of paralegals. Becoming certified provides the opportunity to be recognized for your ethics and professionalism in practice, as well as distinct skills and experience in various fields of law.

The Ohio State Bar Association has decided to reschedule the 2020 OSBA Paralegal Exam. The decision has been made to extend the deadline date for obtaining CLE credits AND completing an application, to June 30, 2020. The new Exam date will be September 12, 2020.

Click here to learn more about the OSBA certification process.

PACO - Programs Committee - Opportunity for Volunteers!

Calling all PACO members who are looking for a volunteer opportunity. The Programs Committee is seeking assistance with the planning and organizing of PACO's monthly membership meetings. This position involves seeking potential speakers and sponsors for the meetings and is a great networking opportunity while also working alongside other legal professionals on the committee! If you are interested in the Programs Committee, please contact Kemmily Kwok at programs@pacoparalegals.org.

NFPA - 2020 Joint Conference & Region III Meeting - Cancelled

When: April 22-26, 2020 - CANCELLED
Where: Tampa Bay, Florida

NFPA Member Benefit – Live Webinars

As an NFPA member benefit, paralegals who wish to view live webinar in a group setting of five or more, may be eligible for a 10% discount on the total fee. Please email Theda Yandell, RP®, Vice President and Director of Profession Development for more information. Recorded webinars are available to view on-demand.

PACO - 2020 Paralegal Day Celebration - Cancelled

Due to the current developments with COVID19 and out of an abundance of caution for the health and safety of PACO members, sustaining members, sponsors and guests, PACO's Paralegal Day Celebration for May 18, 2020 has been cancelled. Mark your calendars and Save the Date for May 17, 2021.

All sponsors for the 2020 Paralegal Day Celebration will receive a full refund. If you would prefer to defer your sponsorship to the 2021 PACO Paralegal Day Celebration, please notify Mindi Schaefer, PACO Public Relations Representative at PR@pacoparalegals.org.

CBA Corner – Free Webinar: Practicing in a Pandemic

Join us on Monday, March 30 from 2-3pm on Zoom for a free webinar on "Practicing in a Pandemic: How to Mobilize Your Practice." Click here for details or to register.

If you have questions, feedback or would like more information about PACO, please contact any Board member at:

Becky Lewis – President (president@pacoparalegals.org)
Shannon Reames – Vice-President (vp@pacoparalegals.org)
Brittany Hays – Assistant Vice-President asstvicepres@pacoparalegals.org)
Angela Vohsing – Treasurer (treasurer@pacoparalegals.org)
Cassandra Struble – Secretary (secretary@pacoparalegals.org)

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